9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Hugh Taylor was born in Cookstown. He was the son of James and Elizabeth Taylor, and brother of Hetty, Emma, Mabel, Margaret, Thomas, Samuel, Oliver and William.
Hugh Taylor worked at Gunning’s Factory, Milburn before enlisting with 9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in Cookstown. Hugh Taylor was killed in action on Saturday 1st July 1916, and is one of the few Cookstown men killed on that day to have a known grave.
Thiepval is a village on the D151 road about 8 kilometres north of the town of Albert. The Cemetery (signposted at Thiepval) is about 1kilometre north-west of the village on the north side of the D73 road to Hamel. Access to the cemetery, 500 metres from the road, is by a track (suitable for cars).